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Keepers of the Flame

by Sean O'brien

Part of the Modern Plays Series

Keepers of the Flame Synopsis

A brilliant new thriller about poetry and fascism In the 1930s a young poet and patriot, Richard Jameson falls in love with the socialist daughter of Sir Henry Exton, a powerful media mogul. But in courting her, he finds himself embroiled in a fascist struggle for influence over the heart of the establishment. After Thatcher sweeps to victory during the 1980s, Jameson is on the verge of being rescued from obscurity, but finds the ghosts of his fascist past have not been laid to rest. Sean O'Brien's new play dramatises the literary history and politics of the 1930s and 1980s and asks chilling questions about the historical possibility of a fascist Britain.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780413774125
Publication date: 30th October 2003
Author: Sean O'brien
Publisher: Methuen Drama an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Sean O'brien

Sean O'Brien is a poet and playwright and critic. His work includes The Ghost Train (1995) (winner of the Forward Prize for poetry); HMS Glasshouse and The Deregulated Muse. His play Laughter When We're Dead was performed at Newcastle Live Theatre in 1999 to great acclaim.

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